Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Training

ALL CLASSROOM LEARNING IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

We are unable to provide any classroom training at this time due to the current pandemic of COVID-19.

Please review our webinar offer on the COVID-19 page of this website:  CLICK HERE

Introduction to the LSCP Training Programme, Terms & Conditions, and Venues

Introduction to the LSCP Training Programme

Welcome to the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) training programme 2020 - 2021.  

This training supplements the single agency training provided by your organisation and aims to provide all professionals who work with Lewisham’s children and young people a variety of skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice to keep those who are vulnerable safe.

LSCP courses provide an opportunity to network, share information and ideas, and learn about the range of services available in Lewisham. Multi-agency training also facilitates a shared understanding and common language within agencies to better safeguard children and young people in the borough. It is crucial that staff are supported to attend single and multi-agency training as well as have a system in place to monitor how the knowledge and skills gained from training are transferred in everyday practice.

Individual agencies and employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent and confident in carrying out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and in order to fulfil their safeguarding duties as identified in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

The LSCP may provide additional training to what is listed in response to local or national developments.  We recommend you review the training programme regularly and access the LSCP Safeguarding Briefings via our website. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. LSCP multi-agency training is provided free of charge to those working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.
  2. A £75 charge will be applied for the following reasons:-
    1. Delegates must provide written cancellation notice of at least 5 working days’ notice at safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk.
    2. Non-attendance at a course.
    3. Please arrive on time and be prepared to stay for the whole session otherwise a charge may be applied. If you are significantly late, it is at the Trainer’s discretion if you permitted onto the course.
  3. Applications after the booking closing date may be considered if places remain available. Applicants should telephone 020 8314 3396 to check if a place is available.
  4. Queries can be made by email on safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk or by telephone 020 8314 3396 

Venues

In the current programme, all learning will be provided via Webinars. We will reconsider classroom learning to commence April 2021 depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic.

E-Learning

It is essential that everyone working with children, young people and families completes the Safeguarding Level 1 course before undertaking any LSCB training advertised in our programme. It is recommended that you repeat this course every three years. This training package will be updated as necessary to take account of local and national policy changes. 

You should be familiar with your safeguarding children responsibilities and local policies. This can be obtained through your designated safeguarding lead, training provided by your organisation, previous LSCP training or online sources. The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership is a multi-agency partnership of agencies, organisations and professional groups responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, including protecting them from abuse and neglect.

The MeLearning training has not been renewed.  We are aiming to have alternative Safeguarding Children Level 1 and Level 2 available as soon as possible.

Course information found in this Section

  1. Prevent Awareness, Home Office E-Learning
  2. Prevent Referrals
  3. Channel General Awareness on Prevent
  4. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision
  5. Forced Marriage Awareness - HM Government
  6. Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse Level 1 - AVA Project
  7. Complicated Matters: Domestic and Sexual Violence, Problematic Substance Misuse and Mental Ill Health - AVA Project
  8. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance
  9. Seen and Heard Child Sexual Exploitation & Abuse E-Learning - Department of Health

    1. Prevent Awareness

    Duration 45 minutes.

    The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies.  

    2. Prevent Referrals

    The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people. 

    The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support.  

    3. Channel General Awareness of Prevent 

    Duration 25 minutes:

    This module provides information on Channel and what your duties and responsibilities are in the process.

    This module will:-

    • Explain how Channel links to the gorvernments counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST).
    • Describe the Channel process and it’s purpose.
    • Help you to identify factors that can make people vulnerable to radicalisation.
    • Define safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.

    4. Home Office FGM Course - Recognising and Preventing FGM / Cutting / Female Circumcision

    Duration 1 hour.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understanding what FGM is and distinguish the four types of FGM.
    • Identify key health risks and consequences of FGM.
    • State the legal position in the UK regarding FGM.
    • Understand how and when FGM is carried out.
    • Identify who is at risk of FGM and describe the key indicators.
    • List some of the common justifications for FGM.
    • Be aware of your role in preventing FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM.

    5. Awareness of Forced Marriage

    Learning outcomes:

    • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
    • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
    • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.

    6. Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse Level 1 and Level 2 AVA Project

    7. Complicated Matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill health. AVA Project

    8. All About Bullying - Anti-Bullying Alliance

    As part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance All Together programme they have developed a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.

    Training modules include: 

    • What is bullying? 
    • Bullying and the Law 
    • Bullying and SEN/disability 
    • 10 principles to reduce bullying
    • Preventing bullying
    • Responding to bullying
    • Cyberbullying

    Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace. This ABA online course is CPD approved which means it is certified as counting towards your continuing professional development

    9. Seen and Heard Child Sexual Exploitation & Abuse E-Learning - Department of Health

    Hear from young people

    The Seen and Heard course is narrated by young people, sharing real experiences about what it's like to be an abused or exploited child with 'something to tell'.

    Gain professional insight
    Professional commentary and supporting information provides you with a comprehensive insight into child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and the issue of disclosure in the UK today.

    Test your knowledge
    The Seen and Heard e-learning contains interactive exercises, quizzes and activities designed to help you understand the issues surrounding child sexual abuse - and how you can help.

    Discover Tyler's story
    At the heart of Seen and Heard is an original drama following the experiences of Tyler, and the impact on his family. Learn from Tyler's story and the behaviours of those around him as he comes into contact with different services

    To join the E-Learning course and access supplementary training material visit:             https://learning.seenandheard.org.uk/

     

    Complex Neglect of Children and Young People

    Target Group           Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                      assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                     Rahana Hussain

    Times:                       9:30am to 12:30pm

    Dates:                        Tuesday 26th January 2021 Course now full. new dates will be added soon.

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Neglect is a feature in many families who safeguarding professionals work with and yet it is so hard for professionals who are involved to create successful interventions that turn it around. This course will explore why it is important to be analytical about neglect and will challenge current professional thinking. There will be a focus on effective multi agency interventions that create change for children and young people.

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To understand why neglect is complex and how to analyse neglect
    • To gain knowledge about different types of neglect and how to approach the family
    • To understand the impact of neglect on growing child and the seriousness of this on the growing child’s development
    • To use tools for analysis in working out what the child’s lived experience is
    • To gain knowledge in how to use multi agency meeting not to only share information but as an analytical tool to inform the planning process
    • To develop ideas for creative plans that make a difference to children’s lives and create change in families where neglect is present
    • Think differently about neglect
    • Have an understanding of how to create more effective change
    • Have ideas to take back to work with children, young people and their families to support them to improve their parenting and the quality of the child’s life.

    Controlling & Coercive Behaviour Webinar

    Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing,

                                        planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      Roz Davidson - Positive Parenting Company / National Trainer for the AVA Community Groups Programme.

    Time:                          1pm to 5pm (with comfort break)

    Dates:                        Friday 15th January 2021

    Delegates:                 250 places                              

    Course content:

    • Domestic abuse definition
    • Coercive control - what is it?
    • The work of Professor Evan Stark - Forensic Social Worker (USA)
    • The cycle of abuse
    • Coercive control and The Rules
    • Power and control wheel and coercive control
    • Tactics that enforce coercive control
    • "Love bombing"
    • How to recognise the signs of coercive control (activity)
    • How coercive control is used with children
    • Children's power and control wheel
    • The law and coercive control (activity)
    • Lisa's story (video)
    • Question and answer session

    Application Form

    CSE Through the Lens of Contextual Safeguarding

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Claire Niven, Safer London

    Time of Session:     9:30am to 1:00pm

    Dates:                       Tuesday 9th February 2021

    Delegates:                20 spaces

    Learning Aims:

      • Identify and respond to CE
      • Understand how grooming meets attachment and developmental needs
      • Highlight how and why professionals and others might respond differently to CSA
      • Unpack institutional racism in the representation of CE
      • Explore the impact of victim blaming language
      • Introduce a contextual safeguarding lens to front facing work
      • Target the context of extra-familial harm
      • Provide tool supporting practitioners to better engage YP through a trauma sensitive approach

    Application Form

    Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness

    Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                        and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      Roz Amat - Positive Parenting Company / National Trainer for the AVA Community Groups Programme.

    Times:                        TBA

    Dates:                        TBA

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims and objectives:

    • What is domestic abuse? (Home Office definition).
    • Different forms of domestic abuse.
    • Effects of domestic abuse.
    • Possible warning signs.
    • Supporting victims - do's and don'ts.
    • Myths and realities regarding domestic abuse.
    • Domestic abuse and the law.
    • MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference).
    • Local and National Services.

    Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children

    Target Group              Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing,

                                       planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      Roz Davidson - Positive Parenting Company / National Trainer for the AVA Community Groups Programme.

    Times:                        1pm to 5pm (with comfort break)

    Dates:                        Wednesday 25th November 2020

    Delegates:                 250 places                              

    Aims:

    • To understand the impact of domestic abuse on children
    • How to appropriately respond to children experiencing domestic abuse
    • To understand local and national services appropriate for children experiencing domestic abuse

    Agenda:

    • Definition of domestic abuse
    • Typologies
    • Children's beliefs
    • The impact of trauma
    • How does domestic abuse affect children
    • Traumatised children
    • Prevent Protect Repair
    • How do I support a child?
    • Appropriate planning for children
    • Professional curiosity
    • Information sharing
    • The community groups programme
    • Being trauma informed
    • "Iceberging" (Activity)
    • Serious case reviews
    • "The Timekeeper"  film produced for CADA
    • Home Office funding
    • The voice of children - videoscribes
    • Question & Answer Session 

    Application Form

    Fabricated & Induced Illness Awareness Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Dr Sian Morgan - Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics L&G NHS Trust

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Dates:                       Thursday 12th November 2020

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • The briefing is to increase awareness of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII). 
    • Practitioners will be able to recognise  the condition from the presenting symptoms and develop  an understanding of how it is managed.

     Application Form

    Gaming & Gambling Harm Prevention Programme for C&YP - Train the Teacher / Trainer

    Target Group:           School Designated Safeguarding Leads, Youth Services, Youth Offending Services, Mentoring Services, Looked After Children Services.

    Trainer:                     Rebecca Mark, YGAM

    Time of Session:     10:00 - 15:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       TBC.

    Delegates:               20 places

    Aims and Objectives

    • .Background information on youth gambling and gaming in the UK.
    • Introduction to and familiarisation with the YGAM curriculum.
    • Review existing and create tailored lesson or schemes of work.
    • Practical tips on how to deliver the YGAM programme.
    • Review the extensive resources within the YGAM Academy.

    Additional Course Flyer

    Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

    Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and young people

     Trainer:                        Lewisham Serious Youth Violence Team

     Time & Dates:             Thursday 22nd October 2020, 9:20am to 1pm.  This date is now full

                                          Thursday 25th February 2021, 1:20pm to 5pm - This date is now full.
                                          New dates will be added in January 2021

     Delegates:                    20 places

     Aims and Objectives:

    • Raise awareness of the issues involving young people in serious youth violence and gangs in Lewisham.
    • Will help you to identify and develop the key skills and techniques required to work with those involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
    • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
    • Understand what processes and interventions are in place in Lewisham / Nationally to support practitioners and clients.
    • Provide you with real problem solving scenarios to increase practical understanding of gang activity.
    • Identify at the earliest stages possible whether a young person is involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
    • The nature of gangs and other threats, including child sexual exploitation and grooming of children to deal drugs.
    • Will help to enhance your professional judgment when referring into service to help victim / perpetrator of serious youth violence.
    • Basic knowledge of Lewisham gangs  

    Harmful Cultural Practices - Series of Webinars

    Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and families in the borough of Lewisham

    Trainer:                        Anne Flaherty of African Advocacy Foundation

    Time:                           11:00am – 12:30pm

    Delegates:                   20 places 

    Series Details

    Tuesday 6th October 2020:   Breast Ironing/Flattening & Human Trafficking - Application Form

    Tuesday 3rd November 2020: Child and Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence - Application Form

    Tuesday 12th January 2021:   Child Abuse linked to Faith & Belief - Application Form

    Tuesday 16th February 2021:   Female Genital Mutilation Awareness - Application Form

    Course Overview:

    The course provides the opportunity for practitioners and frontline professionals to develop their awareness of each subject. Each course will examine the definition, terminology, global and local data, demographics, indicators, concepts of faith and belief, types of abuse, exploitation, sexual health and neglect implications, challenges, intervention techniques and safeguarding duties in the context of the subject matter. It will also raise awareness of relevant legislation, national and local government guidelines, and best practice for intervention and safeguarding. With each training, the course will allow for a robust question and answer session to further engage participants. After each session, participants will be provided with a version of the presentation for their future reference, replete with links to relevant resources.

    Learning objectives:

    --Know what constitutes: FGM, CALFB, breast flattening, trafficking, forced marriage, honour-based abuse/violence

    --Understand reasons given for/motivations for all harmful practices

    --Identify those who are at risk and who are the victims 

    --Identify those who perpetuate such practices

    --The impact harmful practices have on the psychological, physical, and social well-being of victims

    --Understand the reasons given to uphold harmful practices

    --Understand the culturally specific presentations, considerations and terminology for harmful practices

    --Understand the referral and exploratory processes for professional intervention

    --Understand UK and International legislation

    --Understand mandatory reporting duty in cases of FGM

    --Ability to work with other agencies and respond appropriately to cases

    --Understanding of the safeguarding duty of professionals

    Health Improvement Training Programme

    Welcome to the Lewisham Health Improvement Training Programme .

    The development of the training programme has been designed to meet the priorities outlined in the Lewisham Health and Wellbeing Strategy Plan.

    Lewisham has nine priority areas to be addressed over the next nine years, which include the following:

    • Overarching Health and Wellbeing
    • Achieving a healthy weight
    • Increasing the number of people who survive colorectal, breast and lung cancer for 1-5 years.
    • Improving Immunisation uptake
    • Reducing alcohol harm
    • Preventing the uptake of smoking among children and young people and reducing the numbers of people smoking
    • Improving mental health and wellbeing
    • Improving sexual health
    • Reducing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

    In addition to the above priority areas Lewisham Health Improvement team have are committed to delivery of training in the following areas.

    • Substance misuse
    • Child and Maternal Health

    Local and national health improvement priorities form the basis for the training programme, for which courses are targeted at individuals working or volunteering in Lewisham. By participating in the programme, attendees are able to develop and strengthen health improvement skills and competencies.

    The health improvement training team aim to deliver quality assured training which equips participants with the skills to identify opportunities for health promotion and facilitate key health messages within their respective work and community settings.

    A number of courses advertised in the brochure contribute to the Lewisham way (council competencies) as well as to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) that is often used in the health sector. The KSF is equally relevant to the skills and competency required to undertake health improvement work in other settings (see pages 38-39).

    We trust you will find these learning opportunities inspiring and we look forward to seeing you on our courses.

    Intra-familial Child Sexual Abuse

    Target Group:.         Designated Safeguarding Leads, equivalent, or above level of experience and knowledge.

    Trainer:                    TBA

    Time of Session:     TBA

    Dates:                       TBA.

    Delegates:                TBA

    Aims and Objectives:

    Working with child sexual abuse can be complex for professionals - it takes place in a world of secrecy and in practice, we are often working with suspicion.  It can be hard to know how to help and support children who may be and are being sexually abused and professionals need to help with detection and how to work with disclosures.  The material used on this course will support this complexity, provide help with working with children and young people, and the non-abusing care giver.  Practice experience is shared to understand the recovery / repair process from abuse and how to help non-abusing carers move from denial to belief and protection.

    • To develop an up-to-date knowledge base on sexual abuse, based on studies, research and effective practice, drawing on recent messages from the Children's Commissioners Report 2015.
    • To build professionals professional confidence in detecting and responding to child sex abuse.
    • To consider how perpetrators operate and how abuse occurs.
    • To understand the non-abusing carers response to the abuse and how to effectively work with the NAC to believe, support, and protect.
    • To understand why children and young people have difficulty disclosing the abuse and the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people.
    • To think about and plan how to intervene and assess children who have, or may have, been sexually abused.

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children & Young People in Lewisham - Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

    Trainer:                        Nikki Thorpe, Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

    Dates:                          TBA

     Delegates:     20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • Understanding the role and functions of your Safeguarding Children Partnership.
    • Introduction to key themes from child safeguarding practice reviews, locally and nationally.
    • Introduction to a child centred practice and a co-ordinated response to safeguarding children and young people,
      including professional curiosity and what children and young people need from those who work with them.
    • Introduction to the roles and functions of safeguarding and child protection leads in your organisation.
    • Introduction of the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
    • Introduction to Lewisham's Continuum of Need, a consent based model.

     

    Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Awareness

    Target Audience:        All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.

    Trainer:                        Finola Owens, Lewisham LADO

    Dates:                          Thursday 8th October 2020, due to unforeseen circumstances this session will now take place on Tuesday 17th November 2020.  
                                         This date is now full.

                                         Thursday 21st January 2021

    Time:                            12 noon until 2:00pm

    Delegates:                   20 places

    Aims & Objectives

    • Role of the LADO.
    • The referral process and what constitutes an appropriate referral.
    • How to ensure your organisation complies with the statutory requirements and legislation.

    Application Form

    MASH Referral & Process Awareness Webinar

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Danielle Williams and Anna Rexon, MASH Team Managers  

    Time of Session:     9:30am to 1:00pm

    Dates:                       Thursday 28th January 2021 - This date is now full.

       Tuesday 23rd March 2021

    Delegates:                20 spaces

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Improved understanding of practitioner roles within MASH including co-located Partner Agencies. 
    • Increased confidence when identifying level of need in accordance with the Lewisham Continuum of Need Threshold document
    • Increased understanding of legislation which underpins MASH decision making and GDPR information sharing principles.
    • Understanding of how to make a referral and escalate a referral outcome. 
    • Increased awareness of your role in safeguarding children and young people and identifying support needs. 

    Application Form

    Mental Health First Aid - Youth

    THIS COURSE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LEWISHAM COUNCIL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT SERVICE.

    PLEASE DIRECT YOUR QUERIES TO: healthimprovement@Lewisham.gov.uk

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 11-18 years.

    Delivered by qualified Youth MHFA instructors.

    Target Audience:

    This course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and suitable for frontline staff working or volunteering in the London Borough of Lewisham.  You may also be interested in Mental Health First Aid for Adults.  Please refer to the Health Improvement Training Brochure.

    The Training:

    • Provides information, tools, techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing.
    • Enables participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress.

    Attending this course will help you to:

    • Spot the early signs of mental health problems in young people.
    • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem.
    • Provide help on a first aid basis.
    • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm.
    • Help prevent a mental illness getting worse.
    • Help a young person to recover faster.
    • Guide a young person towards the right support.
    • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems.

    Course Duration:

    Two Days; 9:30am to 5:00pm.

    Course Date:

    Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2020,

    Course Organiser:

    Lisa Fannon

    Course Trainer:

    This Way Up Well Being

    KSF Dimensions Covered:

    Core: 1, 2, 6

    HWB: 1, 2, 3

    Application Form

    Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) & the Risk Indicator Checklist (RIC) Toolkit Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Charlene Noel, Violence Against Women & Girls Programme and Strategy Manager

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      MS Teams Webinar

    Dates:                       Tuesday 24th November 2020

    Capacity:                  30 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To provide an understanding of MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) aims and processes.
    • To know how MARACs operate on a national and pan-London level.
    • To understand the relationship between MARAC and relevant agencies in Lewisham.
    • To have knowledge of the use of the CAADA Risk Indicator Checklist, used to assess the level of DV risk.
    • How to confidently make a referral to the Lewisham MARAC.

    Application Form

    Professional Curiosity

    Target Group:              All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.

    Trainer:                        Dr Sian Morgan, Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, L&G NHS Trust

    Time:                           12:00 noon - 2:00pm

    Dates:                          Tuesday 19th January 2021 - This course is now full

    Delegates:                   20 places 

    Aims and Objectives

    • Learning from Serious Case Reviews
    • How to ask difficult questions
    • To raise awareness about professional curiosity
    • To understand the risks of a lack of professional curiosity 
    • To develop skills around professional curiosity

    Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse

    Target Group            Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                       and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.

    Trainer:                     Jane Walker

    Times:                       9:30am – 4:30pm

    Dates:                        TBA

    Delegates:                20 places                              

    Aims and Objectives:

    • To equip individuals to work more effectively with parents who use substances. This will be achieved by considering the impact of substance use on parenting and the risks that children and young people may be experiencing. It will enable participants to update their substance misuse knowledge as well as learning more about local services and interventions.
    • On completion of this course participants should be able to:
    • Describe the extent of parental substance use locally and nationally in relation to the numbers of children affected and the range of substances used.
    • Understand governmental responses to the issue of parental substance misuse.
    • Recognise the impact of parental substance use of children and young people in their families in relation to their physical, emotional and social development and well being.
    • Assess risk in relation to parental substance use and its impact on the family and parenting skills.
    • Learn about treatment options and local substance use agencies.
    • Consider the impact of attitudes and values when working with parental substance use.
    • Work collaboratively with other agencies according to borough guidance.

    Safer Recruitment (multi-agency) Webinar

    Target Group:             Recruiting managers for roles where people will work with or have direct contact with children and young people. 

                                       School staff should contact governor services for specific training on this subject.

    Trainer:                       Diane Parkhouse, Education Human Resources

    Time:                          9:30am to 11:30am

    Dates:                        Wednesday 25th November 2020

    Aims and Objectives

    • Increase your understanding of organisation safeguarding responsibilities in relation to safer recruitment.
    • Highlight the importance of maintaining an on-going culture of vigilance and robust systems for reporting concerns.
    • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people.
    • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting.
    • Review their own and their organisation’s policies and practices with a view to making them safer.

    Application Form

    Safeguarding Children Level 1 Webinar

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Mick Brims, Strategic Safeguarding Lead & Nikki Thorpe, LSCP Development Officer

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Dates:                       Monday 7th December 2020

    Delegates:                Unlimited places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Define different types of abuse and significant harm

    • The Continuum of Need Thresholds for Intervention

    • What you should do if you have concerns about a child or children who may be suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm.
    • What will happen once you have informed someone about those concerns

    • What you should do if you have concerns about a member of staff or a volunteer

    Application Form

    Safeguarding Children Level 3 - Designated Safeguarding Leads (multi-agency) WEBINAR

    Target Group            Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

                                       This course is not applicable to Schools.  Schools should register for training with STEEP

    Refresh:                     Every 2 years.

    Trainer:                      Rahana Hussain

    Times:                        9:30am – 11:30am

    Dates & Application Form:

    Newly Appointed DSLs: New dates to be added soon.

    Refresher DSLs:  New dates to be added soon.

    Application Form

    Newly Appointed Designated Lead Course Aims:

    As the Designated Safeguarding Lead you are the first point of contact for staff members, families and other people who have access to your organisation, so it’s essential that your knowledge of child protection procedures is in-depth and up-to-date. 

    This online Designated Safeguarding Lead course will teach you more about what the role involves and will help you to understand the safeguarding process in more detail. The course uses a variety of written text and interactive exercises to help you review and develop the child protection procedures within your organisation and ensure that all staff members understand their responsibilities towards safeguarding children

    This Designated Safeguarding Lead course is suitable for anyone who works frequently with children and who holds a management, supervisory or designated child protection role in settings such as alternative education provisions, academies, universities, charities, places of worship, sports clubs, leisure centres and GP and healthcare practices.

    The course is suitable for anyone wishing to understand the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead so that they can become a safeguarding lead for their company or assist those who already hold the position.

    Outcomes: By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
    • describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare
    • decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with
    • identify the barriers that prevent children and staff from reporting abuse or concerns and how to overcome these
    • respond effectively to a child who has reported abuse and know what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised by others
    • know what is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care and what role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
    • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
    • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staffIf you’re responsible for receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, your child protection knowledge should be updated at least every two years.This Designated Safeguarding Lead course is suitable for anyone who works frequently with children and who holds a management, supervisory or designated child protection role in settings such as schools, universities, charities, places of worship, sports clubs, leisure centres and GP and healthcare practices.
    • This course will update your understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child using the Lewisham Processes. The course also assumes that you have a core understanding of procedures and the Designated Role.

    Refresher Designated Lead Course Aims:

    In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:

    • describe any recent changes in legislation and guidance affecting your work with children and young people;
    • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues in safeguarding such as child sexual exploitation, and online risks;
    • contribute effectively to multi-agency meetings through a more thorough understanding of risk and procedures;
    • critically appraise your organisation's safeguarding policy and procedures.

     

    Safeguarding Sexually Active Young People Lunchtime Briefing

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Lewisham Sexual Health Service

    Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

    Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

    Dates:                       TBA

    Delegates:                20 places

    Aims and Objectives:

    • This session is aimed at professionals who come in to contact with young people.
    • How to bring up the subject of sex with young people.
    • To understand how to ask appropriate questions.
    • To be aware of the warning signs and vulnerabilities of exploitation and the pressures on young people.
    • Where to go for help and advice. 

    Safeguarding Vulnerable Children & Young People from Extremism (WRAP)

    Target Group:           All professionals working with children,  young people and adults in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     Sabera Ahsan, Prevent Team

    Dates & Times:        Wednesday 18th November 2020, 12noon to 2pm

                                      Thursday 28th January 2021, 8:30am 10:30am

    Session for Childminders

    Capacity:                  30 places.

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Develop an understanding of the Prevent Strategy & roles within it
    • Develop existing expertise & professional judgement in relation to extremism & radicalisation or recruitment to extremist groups
    • Increase awareness of national/international picture of extremism & terrorism
    • Raise awareness of the links between online risks and radicalisation
    • Improve confidence to raise concerns
    • Raise awareness of Channel interventions; safeguarding the individual
    • Increase whole organisation's capacity to prevent extremism & safeguard vulnerable people

    Application Form

    Session for Childminders Only Wednesday 25th November 2020 at 6:30pm Application Form

    Self-Harm & Suicide Ideation in Young People Awareness

    Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening, 

                                        and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

    Trainer:                      John Lincoln - Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

    Times:                        10:30am – 3:30pm

    Dates:                        TBA

    Delegates:                 20 places                              

    Aims and Objectives:

    • Provide an overview and develop a better understanding of what self-harm looks like in young people.
    • How practitioners can recognise the common warning signs of self-harm and manage it
    • Identify the management of self-harm and the care pathways.
    • The link between self-harm and suicide ideation.
    • Suicidal intent.
    • Increase knowledge and awareness in in young people including appropriate identification of risk.
    • To gain an understanding of the management of self-harm and suicidality care pathway; where agencies, young people, parents and carers can go for support.

    Serious Case Reviews Webinar Series of Challenge, Change & Professional Identity

    Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

    Trainer:                     LSCP Partnership

    Time of Session:     14:00 - 17:00

    Dates:                       Wednesday 2nd December 2020

    Delegates:                30 places This session is now full.  The next webinar will take place in February 2020.  We will advertise this as soon as possible.

    Workshop 1 Aims and Objectives:

    • Examining themes from Lewisham Serious Case Reviews & Learning Reviews: Cultural Competence in Safeguarding, Professional Curiosity, Information Sharing & Consent, and Building Positive Relationships with Parents / Carers
    • Examining how learning themes from case reviews interact with professional identity and understanding of significant harm.
    • Understanding learning highlighted by case review themes when working with complex and vulnerable families in a multi-agency context.
    • Reflecting upon the nature of significant harm, and its impact for children and young people as outlined by these four themes in recent Serious Case Reviews & Learning Reviews
    • Constructive practitioner challenge as to how key learning elements of these safeguarding themes can be internalised as integral elements of daily safeguarding practice.
    • Interactive learning with a diverse group of child safeguarding professionals in Lewisham to develop safeguarding practice.

      Sexual Violence and Exploitation Amongst Young People (Peer-on-Peer Abuse)

      Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

      Trainer:                        Safer London 

      Dates:                          Date to be confirmed

                                           Date to be confirmed

      Time:                           1:30pm to 5:00pm

      Delegates:                   25 places              

      Aims & Objective

      • Define Peer-on-peer abuse and explain how it can be perpetrated including CSE in gangs and peer groups, harmful sexual behaviour and criminal exploitation.
      • Identify vulnerabilities in young people which make them more likely to be victims or perpetrators.
      • Have knowledge of tools to assess young people’s behaviours and risks.
      • Recognise opportunities for early intervention and prevention.
      • Identify support services and best practice interventions to support children at risk, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.

      Signs of Safety Partnership Briefing

      Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

      Trainer:                     Children's Social Care Workforce Development Team

      Time of Session:       14:00 - 16:00

      Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

      Dates:                       TBA

      Delegates:                20 places

      Aims and Objectives:

      • To develop an understanding of the Signs of Safety practice framework and how it is applied within Children’s Services
      • To develop an understanding of the Signs of Safety principles and the changes being made to how we work with families
      • To gain an overview of the principles of Signs of Safety assessment and tools used with children and families
      • To develop an understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and how this can be used to support staff and families

      Tech Abuse of Children & Young People

      Target Group:              All professionals who work with children and young people in Lewisham.

      Trainer:                        Elaha Walizadeh, Athena Service, Refuge

      Time:                           10:00am - 4:00pm (with a comfort and lunch break)

      Date:                           Thursday 4th February 2021

      Delegates:                   20 places 

      Aims and Objectives

      Modern technology gives perpetrators ever-growing ways to stalk, isolate and control survivors using the tools of everyday life.
      Across Refuge’s services, perpetrators – partners and ex-partners – are increasingly using technology to facilitate their abuse of the survivors we support. Abusers can and have gained access to survivor’s personal and home devices, their online accounts and even children’s toys and devices.

      For young people, technology is often used by peers, partners, gang-members and family-members to groom, exploit, control and harass them. This training is aimed at professionals who work with young people to help them identify different ways in which technology can be used to facilitate the abuse of young people.

      By attending this course, participants will be able to:

      • Identify tech abuse and its intersection with all strands of VAWG
      • Recognise how technology can be used to jeopardise young people’s safety
      • Assess the risk factors involved in cases where technology is being used as an abusing factor
      • Distinguish between different forms of technological abuse affecting young people
      • Understand different ways to empower young people to use technology safely and positively

      Application Form

      Trauma Informed Approach Lunchtime Briefing

      Target Audience:        Professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

      Trainer:                        Keith Cohen, Lewisham YOS and South London Resettlement Consorium Strategic Manager, Crime Reduction

      Time:                          12pm to 2pm

      Dates:                         Tuesday 15th December 2020   Bookings are now closed.  A further date will be offered ASAP.

      Delegates:                  20 places

      Aims & Objectives

      • Understanding trauma
      • What is the impact?
      • Effects of trauma
      • Trauma recovery model.

      Unconscious Bias & Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children

      Target Group             Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to

                                         assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person

      Trainers:                    Rahana Hussain

      Times:                        9:30am to 12:30pm

      Dates:                        Thursday 18th February 2021.  This date is now full.  A new date will be posted soon.

      Delegates:                 25 places                              

      Aims & Objectives :

      • Increase understanding of the influences of culture and faith/belief systems on parenting;

      • Display confidence in talking about their own and other people’s attitudes and beliefs – and how these might affect their judgment when providing services and therefore explore the role of bias in decision making;

      • Demonstrate cultural competence and professional curiosity when leading or joining in assessments or offering any other services to children and their families;

      • Understand the legislation and procedures for safeguarding;

      • Outline the key local issues related to the course topics.

       

      Violence Against Women & Girls & Domestic Homicide Reviews Webinar

      Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

      Trainer:                     Charlene Noel - Violence Against Women & Girls Programme & Strategy Manager

      Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

      Dates:                       Wednesday 27th January 2021

      Aims and Objectives:

      • The government definition of the different strands of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
      • To provide practitioners with an understanding of the terminology Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and the strands it includes
      • The course will cover local, national and international issues of VAWG and examine how VAWG is experienced by victims
      • To discuss how Lewisham responds to VAWG and the Council’s VAWG policies
      • To provide an understanding of the statutory requirements of conducting a domestic homicide review (DHR) in Lewisham.
      • To understand the recommendations made from previous DHRs and how they are meant to be implemented.
      • To examine and understand the common themes found in the most recent DHRs conducted in Lewisham.
      • Looking closely out how learning from DHRs is embedded within frontline practice for professionals within Lewisham.
      • Examining a case study of a DHR.

        Application Form

        Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

        Target group

        Workers in Lewisham from across the health, housing and social care spectrum (including those in the voluntary sector) who are likely to come into contact with domestic violence perpetrators and want to know more about how to respond

        Trainer:                    Colin Fitzgerald, Solace Women's Aid

        Time of Session:     9:30 - 4:30

        Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

        Dates:                       TBA

        Delegates:                20 places

        Aims and Objectives:

        • Better identify perpetrators of domestic violence
        • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies upon identification
        • Understand the dynamics of perpetrators use of violence
        • Better understand the risks posed by perpetrator to (ex) partners and children
        • Undertake initial motivational work with perpetrators to help explore their use of violence
        • Understand the differences between empathic and collusive working in a domestic violence context

        Working with Challenging and Hard to Help Families

        Target Group            Experienced or senior professionals who work with complex needs families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,

                                           and reviewing the needs of a child or young person. 

        Trainer:                      TBA

        Times:                        9:30am – 4:30pm

        Date:                           TBA

        Delegates:                20 places                               

        Aims and Objectives:

        • To develop confidence and competence in the interface with other safeguarding professionals.
        • To unpick what “authoritative practice” looks like in action.
        • To use techniques and develop skills that assist practitioners in using authority when working with families who are hard to help and who present challenging and evasive behaviour to professionals.
        • To use team around the child meetings, conferences and core groups as meetings where challenge and critical thinking can be demonstrated.

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